Project 351 Launch Day Serves As Lift-off To A Year Of Transformative Service And Leadership Development


On Saturday, Project 351 Ambassadors demonstrated just how remarkable they are by impacting more than 46,000 neighbors in service to 18 nonprofit organizations. Their reach was both statewide and global, as our community funded a future Be Like Brit home build in Grand Goave, Haiti. Our donation honored the tenth anniversary of the tragic passing of Britney Gengel, while on a 2010 service mission to Haiti.

Launch Day serves as lift-off to a year of transformative service and leadership development. A celebration that invites our guests to act upon the best within themselves to lift up community — and to stand up for young people and the dreams they seek for their communities and our world. A mosaic of Alumni, funders, families, educators, Service Heroes, service and civic leaders, and volunteers who put the love in our BeLOVEd Community and remind our 8th graders that who they are is not only enough…but, remarkable and extraordinary.

As they served, Ambassadors built bonds of friendship and unity with diverse peers from across the state. They developed knowledge and awareness of critical issues facing our communities, and deepened their conviction and confidence to forge change. By day’s end, Ambassadors were inspired and ready to lead their first statewide campaign — Spring Service in support of Cradles to Crayons.

M.A.S.S. is blessed to be able to continue to support this amazing organization for ten years!

We are also happy to share some news stories:

This WBZ news story featuring Service Heroes Lisa Hughes and Devin McCourty, and Service Hero alum and First Lady Lauren Baker.

A story on Service Hero Devin McCourty.

These beautiful images from Service Hero and photojournalist legend Bill Brett.

And, this short video featuring Congressman John Lewis — our Service Hero and the inspiration for our mission. In it, Congressman Lewis reflects on the meaning of the phrase: “Good Trouble”

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